Here’s an update for you genre fans headed to San Diego later in the month for that crazy convention known as Comic-Con. It has just been revealed that A&E’s “Bates Motel” will be setting up shop there on Friday, July 25. The panel will run from 3:30p -4:30p, and in attendance will be stars Vera Farmiga, Freddie Highmore, Olivia Cooke and Nestor Carbonell. Also appearing are showrunners Carlton Cuse and Kerry Ehrin.
LONDON — Freddie Highmore (“Bates Motel”), Imelda Staunton (“Vera Drake”), Miranda Hart (“Call The Midwife”) and Toby Jones (“The Hunger Games”) have joined the voicecast of animated film “Oscar Wilde’s The Canterville Ghost,” which features Hugh Laurie and Stephen Fry.
Giles New and Keiron Self are adapting the film, which will be helmed by Kim Burdon. It is produced by Robert Chandler and Gina Carter. Content will be handling worldwide sales at Cannes.
Currently in pre-production, the comedy follows the story of Sir Simon de Canterville, who has been haunting his ancestral home in rural England, Canterville Chase, for over 300 years. He has successfully scared off every previous tenant with ease and aplomb, up until the Otis family from America moves in.
Content’s Jamie Carmichael said: “Take one bone rattling ‘Canterville Ghost,’ add a dollop of Fry, a slice of Laurie, and the result is pure, perfect, hilarious magic.”
Chandler and Carter commented: “The animation allows us to emphasize the comedy and the epic qualities of Sir Simon’s journey. The hauntings will be magnificently visual; the humor laugh-out-loud; the love story at its center deeply moving.”
Staunton, Highmore and Jones are represented by Artist Rights Group. Miranda Hart is represented by Troika.
On Monday night, “Bates Motel” season 2 comes to a conclusion, and Norman Bates is going to seemingly be in some big trouble. The title for this episode is “The Immutable Truth,” and now that Norman actually knows the truth about what happened to Miss Watson, it may be hard for him to stay silent.
The interesting thing to us about this particular storyline is that had Norman not realized what happened during his blackout at the end of season 1 while trapped in the rain, maybe he could pass the lie-detector test that is being administered in the photo above. Now that he does know, though, he is in a whole lot more trouble than ever before. For the time being, it is very hard to imagine how in the world he is going to get himself out of this situation, but there are a pair of things that you have to remember.
The writers are almost always a step ahead when it comes to thinking about such things.
No matter what happens, Freddie Highmore will probably kill it (pun intended), and we will be entertained thoroughly.
Also, do you want to know where you can see more of Highmore and the rest of the cast after the finale airs? Well, A&E has decided to revive the show’s “After Hours” special for the occasion Monday night at 11:00 p.m. Eastern. There was a similar program that aired after the premiere. The guests this time include Freddie, Vera Farmiga (Norma Bates), Max Thieriot (Dylan Massett), Nestor Carbonell (Alex Romero), Olivia Cooke (Emma Decody) and executive producer Carlton Cuse. Dave Holmes will be the host for the occasion, and there will also be a Q&A portion where the fans can get involved.